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Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:44 am

I thought my sago palms were deader than a doornail from the historic freeze in February. All the garden experts said that if they hadn't shown any signs of putting out new growth by now that they were gone. But today I noticed green baby fronds coming out of the tops.

They live!
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Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:58 am

Couple flowers of painted tounge. Doing fairly well considering the heat. Planted 3 dozen plants up north a couple days back. Deer proofed the bed and hoping they stay out.

Tormato, are yours showing flowers yet?
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Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:27 pm

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Day one of solarization. Nematodes have become an issue and this is my response. Plan is leave this plastic on until mid August at the earliest. Wonder how hot it will get under this clear plastic? I’ll take it’s temperature in a few weeks and see.

Had to remove some still marginally productive tomatoes and peppers, but I think overall it will mean a better garden going into the fall and next spring. Plus, old, past their prime tomato plants get kind of ugly here. Still have a few flowers, herbs, some okra, bitter melon and a Japanese moschata type winter squash going in the two uncovered beds. Soil in those is a lot younger.
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Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:11 pm

[mention]karstopography[/mention] Whats the target temp ? and for how deep ? 95 ?
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Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:15 pm

[mention]Amateurinawe[/mention] 140 F, 60C is hoped for. https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/control-of ... ble-garden
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Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:20 pm

Nice photos [mention]SpookyShoe[/mention]!
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Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:17 am

Crepe myrtles in a variety of colors blooming everywhere right now in my area. Attracts bees.
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Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:26 am

I don't see the red ones very often. Perched on a bamboo garden stake.
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Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:22 am

Never seen a red one, ever. A beauty!

Are the myrtles scented? A wonderful mass of colour.
And that salvia is nice and bushy.
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Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:50 am

To me the myrtles don't have much of a fragrance.
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Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:55 am

To me the myrtles don't have much of a fragrance.

Lots of people like the aesthetic of the peeling bark which is characteristic of the myrtles.

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Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:56 pm

I have grown this passion vine for 3 or 4 years and every blossom it has produced has been purple petals with purple fringe. But there was one flower today that has white petals and mostly white fringe. A mutation going on here?
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Went to check on my bronze fennel behind the house, to see how the seed is doing. I used every bit of it last year. I'm not sure how much I'll get this year... There are over 2 dozen varmints in there right now, plus little ones.
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I took a bunch more but I made the mistake of changing the camera to "Vivid". They look terrible, way over-saturated I think. That is my hand, bottom left, it is way off tone.
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Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:20 pm

Lol, they look very fat and happy!
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Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:27 pm

I'm told there was a bright red cardinal an hour back that made off with at least two of them. They ate away all their top cover. I guess he is the fat and happy one now.
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Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:33 pm

This blue guy perched on the prong of a tomato cage.
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Another Hornworm.

Tersa Sphinx
Xylophanes tersa


These were on my Pentas.
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Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:53 am

Those remind me of inflatable children's pool toys.
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